|The Plow That Broke The Plains (Part I) - Pare Lorentz|
Classic drama which details the Great Plains during the Depression. With Cinematography by Leo Hurwitz, Ralph Steiner, Paul Ivano and Paul Strand. Selected for the 1999 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant" films.
Keywords: Great Depression (1930s)
Downloads: 27,676 (7 reviews)
|Financing the American Family - Chicago Film Laboratory, Inc.|
How the Household Finance Corporation helps working families with installment loans during the Depression.
Keywords: Economics; Consumerism; Great Depression (1930s)
Downloads: 7,538 (3 reviews)
|Frontiers of the Future (A Screen Editorial With Lowell Thomas) - Audio Productions, Inc. in collaboration with National Industrial Council|
Produced to convince Depression-weary Americans that new frontiers still lay ahead. Excellent compilation of stock shots of 1930s-era manufacturing, research laboratories and industry.
Keywords: Great Depression (1930s); Manufacturing; Manifest Destiny
Downloads: 12,325 (6 reviews)
|Boy in Court - Willard Pictures, Inc.|
Juvenile court labors to provide a humane alternative for rehabilitating at-risk youth offenders.
Keywords: Juvenile delinquency; Crime and criminals; Great Depression (1930s)
Downloads: 20,970 (3 reviews)
|Valley Town - Educational Film Institute of New York University and Documentary Film Producers, Inc.|
Social documentary showing the damage visited on the people of a Pennsylvania steel town by the deployment of new technology. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Script: Spencer Pollard, Willard Van Dyke. Photography: Roger Barlow and Bob Churchill. Music: Marc Blitzstein.
Keywords: Labor: Unemployment; Great Depression (1930s); Occupations: Steelworkers
Downloads: 15,545 (3 reviews)
|City, The - American Documentary Films, Inc.|
Contents. A plea for community planning, which contrasts the awesome conditions of human living in a modern industrial city with (1) the serenity of life in an eighteenth-century New England village and (2) the architect's and engineer's concept of the model community, as typified by the federal government's resettlement experiment at Greenbelt, Maryland, and the privately developed one at Radburn, New Jersey...
Keywords: City planning; Urban planning; Greenbelt, Maryland; 1930s; Great Depression; Shirley Center, Mass; Homestead, Pa; New York City; Utopianism; Futurism; Slums; Mumford, Lewis; Mackaye, Benton; Regional Planning Association of America
Downloads: 5,565 (2 reviews)